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Description - Access Database Design & Programming by Steven Roman

This volume aims to take the reader behind the details of the Access interface, focusing on the general knowledge necessary for Access power users or developers to create effective database applications. When using software products with graphical interfaces, we frequently focus so much on the interface that we forget about the general concepts that allow us to understand and use the software effectively. In particular, this book focuses on three areas: database design - the book provides an overview of database design that carefully shows you how to normalize tables to eliminate redundancy without losing data; queries - the book examines multi-table queries (i.e.,various types of joins) and shows how to implement them indirectly by using the Access interface or directly by using Access SQL; and programming - the book examines the VBA integrated development environment (IDE); it then offers an introduction to Data Access Objects (DAO), ActiveX Data Objects (ADO), and ADO Extensions for Data Definition and Security (ADOX). These sections serve as a handy introduction and primer for basic database operations,such as modifying a table under program control, dynamically adding and deleting a record, and repositioning a record pointer. The concluding chapter focuses on common programming problems, such as computing running sums and comparing two sets.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780596002732
ISBN-10: 0596002734
Format: Paperback
(232mm x 178mm x mm)
Pages: 430
Imprint: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Steven Roman

Steven Roman is a professor emeritus of mathematics at the California State University, Fullerton. His previous books with O'Reilly include Access Database Design and Programming, Writing Excel Macros, and Win32 API Programming with Visual Basic.

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